So where are we up to in this church merger business? Well the good news is that recently the members of The Grange Free Church voted unanimously to merge with North Shrewsbury Community Church. That's the easy bit done and now the hard work really begins!
The reality is that deciding to walk down a particular path is a far cry from making the journey a successful and there's a lot of hard work ahead. However we're excited by this and believe this vote is just further confirmation that this is God's intention for our churches at this time.
So what next? Well, we need to be thorough and we need to remember that there's no great rush. We need to work through as many issues and discussions as we can and build real unity, we need to discover the depth of the differences and the depth of the relationship. In order to do that as a leadership we're working through a series of questions. As we deal with them, subsequently I'll write about them. So the next post in this ad hoc series will be on vision.
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